Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim (pronounced / yo-k metal /; born February 3, 1972) is acknowledged as an innovator in ecological design , architecture, and urban design . He is ook a researcher, and architectural educator . Mitchell Joachim’s specific professional interest has leg adapting principles of physical and social ecology to architecture, city design , transportation, and environmental planning .

He was the founding Co-President at Terreform ONE , an Associate Professor at NYU, [1] and the European Graduate School . [2] Previously he was the Frank Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto . [3] and prior, he was faculty at Pratt, Columbia, Syracuse, Washington, and Parsons. Formerly he worked as an architect for Gehry Partners, [4] and Pei Cobb Freed. [5]


Mitchell has leg Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, ARCHITECT R + D Award, [6] Senior Fellow at TED 2011 [7] Moshe Safdie and Assoc. Fellowship, and Martin Society for Sustainability Fellowship at MIT . He won the ZUMTOBEL Group Award, [8] History Channel and Infiniti Design Excellence Award for the City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention of the Year in 2007, MIT Car w / MIT Smart Cities. [9] His project, Fab Tree Hab , has leg exhibited at MoMA and widely published. He was selected by Wired magazine for “The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To”. [10] Rolling Stone magazine honored Mitchell as an agent of change in “The 100 People Who Are Changing America.” In 2009 he was interviewed on the Colbert Report [11] Popular Science magazine has featured his work as a visionary for “The Future of the Environment” in 2010. [12]Mitchell was the Winner of the Victor Papanek Social Design Award [13] sponsored by the University of Applied Arts Vienna , the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, and the Museum of Arts and Design in 2011. Dwell magazine featured Mitchell as one of “The NOW 99” in 2012. [14] He was awarded the American Institute of Architects New York Urban Design Merit Award for; Terreform ONE, Urbaneer Resilient Waterfront Infrastructure, 2013. [15]


He earned a Ph.D. [16] at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Architecture, Design and Computation program [1] , a Master of Architecture in Urban Design (MAUD) at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), a M.Arch at Columbia University GSAPP , and a BPS at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York with Honors.

Early life

Mitchell was born JSON a modest American family. His Father Henry Joachim (1928-2011) was a wood furniture manufacturer and a painter from Queens NY. His mother was born in Brooklyn, NY. Way Down encouraged Mitchell since the age of five to Pursue fine arts . His early education was in the public school system of New York State.

Design projects

  • Fab Tree Hab
  • MIT Car
  • Rapid Re (f) use [17]
  • Urbaneering Brooklyn: City of the Future [18]
  • SOFT Lamb Car [19]
  • Green Brain: Smart Park for a New City [20]
  • New York 2106: Self-Sufficient City [21]
  • Jetpack Packing and Blimp Bumper Bus [22]

Selected publications

  • Anker, Peder, Harpman, Louise, and Mitchell Joachim. Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned, Prestel / Random House, 2014.
  • Tandon, Nina and Mitchell Joachim. Super Cells: Building with Biology. TED Books, 2014.
  • Lasky, Julie, The Beauty of Bacteria; The New York Times, pp. D1, D7, Thur. Jan. 17, 2013.
  • Myers, William (ed.), Bio Design: Nature + Science + Creativity, Thames & Hudson, The Museum of Modern Art, pp. 10, 58-61. 2012.
  • Bergman, David Sustainable Design: A Critical Guide, Princeton Architectural Press, p 135. 2012.
  • Bua, Matt and Maximillian Goldfarb (ed.), Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings, Laurence King Publishing, pp. 20, 72, 144, 318, 2012.
  • Amoroso, Nadia, Digital Landscape Architecture Now, Thames & Hudson. pp. 17, 242-247. 2012.
  • Budds, Diana, “The Now 99, The Future of Housing,” Dwell, May, p. 102, 120, 2012.
  • Mitchell Joachim, “The Necessity of All Scales: Planetary Design in the Age of Globality,” Ecological Urban Architecture, Thomas Schroepfer (ed.), Birkhäuser, pp. 174-184. 2012.
  • Mitchell Joachim, “Envisioning Ecological Cities, Rapid Re (f) use, One Hour Tower, Homeway,” Sustainable Urbanism and Beyond: Rethinking Cities for the Future, Tigran Haas (ed.), Rizzoli, pp. 240-245. 2012.
  • Mitchell Joachim and Maria Aiolova, “Design as a Resource for All Resources,” Futuristic: Visions of Future Living, Caroline Klein, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Lieb (ed.), DAAB, pp. 242-249. 2012.
  • Mitchell Joachim, “The Art of Cities,” City Vision, Francesco Lipari, Federico Giacomarra (ed.), Issue # 7, autumn / winter, pp. 64-71. 2012.
  • Mitchell Joachim, “Envisioning Ecological Cities,” Ecological Urbanism, Mohsen Mostafavi and Gareth Doherty (ed.), Pp. 224-29, Harvard University GSD, Lars Muller Publishers, 2010.
  • John Bradley, “Future of The Environment: The Urban Remodeler,” Popular Science, pp. cover, 7, 46-47, July 2010.
  • Mitchell Joachim, “Agora: Dreams and Visions,” l’Arca, pp. 4- 11, N ° 246, April 2009.
  • Mitchell Joachim, “Housing for the 21st Century; Urban Refuse, Housing and Wall-E, “Evolo magazine, pp. 62-63, Issue 01, Fall 2009.
  • Maywa Montenegro, “The Seed Salon: Thomas Lovejoy & Mitchell Joachim,” Seed, pp. 39-44, Issue # 22, June 2009.
  • Matt Pascarella, “Philippe Starck & Mitchell Joachim; Designs for Violence, Ecology, Religion & Politics “, TAR, p. 198-209, Issue 2, Spring 2009.
  • “The RS 100: Agents of Change,” Rolling Stone, p. 63, April 2, 2009.
  • Tom Vanderbilt, “The 2008 Smart List: Mitchell Joachim, Redesign Cities from Scratch,” Wired, pp. 178-9, 10/16, Oct 2008.
  • Michelle Galindo (ed.), 1000X Architecture of the Americas, Verlagshaus Braun, p. 429, 2008.
  • Tim Green, Relax – Interiors for Human Wellness, p. 250-3, Birkhäuser, 2007.
  • Linda Stern, “Terreform: Building Houses Out of Living Trees,” Newsweek, p. E2, May 28, 2007.
  • Craig Kellogg, “Tree / House,” Interior Design, p. 48, Vol. 78, Issue # 1, Jan. 1, 2007.
  • Axel Ritter, Smart Materials: Types, Products, Architecture, pp. 10-11, 142, 160, Birkhäuser, 2006.
  • Richard Burdett, Cities, Architecture and Society 10, Internazional Di Architettura, International Architectural Exhibition, vs. 1-2, p. 301, 2006.
  • Robin Pogrebin, “Visions of Manhattan: For the City, 100-Year Makeovers,” The New York Times, p. A9, Nov. 4, 2006.
  • Gregory Mone, “Grow Your Second Home,” Popular Science, pp. 38-9, Nov 2006.
  • Geeta Dayal, “A Sheep at the Wheel,” Intersection, Issue 03, p. 78-79, 2006.
  • Mitchell Joachim, Javier Arbona, Lara Greden, “Nature’s Home,” 306 090 08: Autonomous Urbanism Kjersti Monson & Alex Duval, ed., NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005.
  • David J. Brown, The HOME House Project: The Future of Affordable Housing, MIT Press, 2005.
  • Phil Patton, “At MIT, Rethinking the Car for City Life,” The New York Times, p. D9, Sept. 6, 2004.
  • Catherine Fox, “How Harvard mention anything remake Atlanta,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jun. 3, 2001.


  1. Jump up^ NYU Faculty
  2. Jump up^ “Mitchell Joachim, Biography” . The European Graduate School . Retrieved July 22, 2010 .
  3. Jump up^ Faculty PageatUniversity of Toronto
  4. Jump up^ Gehry Partners
  5. Jump up^ Pei Cobb Freed
  6. Jump up^ ARCHITECT R + D Award Winners
  7. Jump up^ TED 2011 Senior Fellow,
  8. Jump up^ ZUMTOBEL Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment
  9. Jump up^ MIT Smart Cities
  10. Jump up^ Wired Magazine.
  11. Jump up^ Dr. Mitchell Joachim at Colbert Show. May 7, 2009
  12. Jump up^ Future of the Environment
  13. Jump up^ Victor J. Papanek Social Design Award
  14. Jump up^ Dwell
  15. Jump up^ AIANY 2013
  16. Jump up^ Mitchell Joachim. “Ecotransology: Integrated Design for Urban Mobility, Ph. D. Thesis, 2006 ‘ . Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Dept. of of Architecture, Design and Computation . Retrieved July 22, 2010 .
  17. Jump up^ Inhabitat, Rapid Re (f) use
  18. Jump up^ Terreform ONE Urbaneering Brooklyn
  19. Jump up^ Bigthink, Soft Cars
  20. Jump up^ Style Park, Green Brain and Blimps
  21. Jump up^ New York Times, Terreform Future New York 2106
  22. Jump up^ Popular Science, Future Cities